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Summary

Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space.

The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. He pretends to be nothing more than a mere Regular while his peers develop unique powers, varying from controlling lightning to producing diamond-hard skin. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.

SC ventures into a school of talented students to learn to fight, where he must learn to master his powers without revealing their true nature. But soon he realizes that the school is more than it appears and that it may hold the secret to his missing mother. To rescue her, he will have to reveal powers never before seen in all of history.

By award-winning author Leonard Petracci, a master of tension and suspense.

©2017 Leonard Petracci (P)2017 Leonard Petracci

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okay if you are 11

I do wish audible would mark books as YA young adult or VYA very young adult. had it been so marked I wouldn't have bothered it's an okay story. Read well but it's a short tale told long about half a book too long. it's going back.

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fantastic,. a well worth read

chapter 85 is repeated twice. otherwise it's a fantastic book. a.b v s a f

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fantastic listen

loved it want to get more of the series and like this
suposed to be a listen on the bus ended up listning all day just couldnt put it down

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Fantastic

Fantastic story can’t wait for the next book... this truly sucks you in and keeps your attention from start to finish.

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Not exactly what I was expecting but I want more

Not bad I would definitely read a sequel if there is one. more words to reach the minimum requirement for a review.

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A Superhero story like they used to be.

If, like me, you can't resist a good superhero story then look no further than this one. It has kept me glued to my seat (forgetting to actually do my knitting) whilst listening to it. Between the wonderful story that Leonard Petracci has written and the passionate way Will M Watt narrates it listening has turned into a few hours of sheer pleasure. The characters are believable and their powers were well worked out and explained. The voices for each character were each very distinctive so I never had any trouble knowing who was speaking. I wish I could say more but I most likely would end up giving spoilers and I don't want to do that, so instead, I'll just say go buy it (or it's in both paperback and kindle if you don't do audio) and be prepared for a superhero story to rival any of the classics.

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Really great!

Awesome book, i really enjoyed it! its a new take on the superhero genre, one which works really well in the book and makes an intresting premises and back drop for the whole plot and storyline, cant wait for the next book!

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Great book

I really enjoyed this book, I felt invested in the storyline and the characters. The narrator had a good distinction im the different voices, I can't wait until the next ome comes out.

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Good book

great book keep up the good work. really enjoyable found my self rooting for the characters

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Never Heard of the author... But

Narrator had a wide range of vocals for characters so made listening even better. Story was mind-blowing literally can't wait for sequel and needs to be made into a movie... PLEASE!

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  • David-Alan Hight
  • 24-11-17

Bug

Good story and fun to listen too.
the only bad thing is that chapter 87 repeats again as chapter 88.

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  • Santiago G.
  • 02-12-17

They fix the audiobook

there were problems with the audiobook but they have fixed it. So have fun, open your mind, and look to the stars.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-17

a work in progress

I am all for a little wish fulfillment, but it was hard to get all the way through this book. the power system is in need of refinements, with the supers not being knowledgeable and testing themself to their limits. I was able to come up with many uses for the "lower" classed supers that would have made them more useful. the protagonist seemed to be ok...but went from being a control freak to a all out psycho. her powers got to be fairly annoying, and went from a low power she had to have repetitive use to make work, to an almost all powerful compulsion power.....had she been that powerful in the beginning, she would have indoctrinate each student coming in and been unbeatable. Hopefully the writer will grow and any further books will be better. the style of writing worked, and I will give them a second try later.

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  • Jacob
  • 27-11-17

Not bad, but

Overall great story, but two chapters are the same and narrator skips the lost chapter.

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  • father_husband_ron
  • 25-01-18

OK Story Made Better by Good Narration

The story was a little ridiculous at times. The world Petracci creates is unique and interesting, but the story he tells taking place in that world is a bit disjointed. The motivations and actions of the characters and some of the details don't really hold up under scrutiny. It was distracting, but didn't stop me from enjoying the book. I probably won't be looking for follow up stories set in this world or written by this author, but it was an enjoyable book, in that I finished it and was curious where it was going to end.

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration by Watt. Admittedly, the narrator's voice annoyed me at first, but I warmed up to it, and I enjoyed his take on the characters. He made the story much better than it should have been I think.

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  • Joe k
  • 20-11-17

good start to a series!

really like the book slowish start but picks up quick. although there's a problem towards to end I repeats a chapter and loses a chapter so you kind of get lost. still ok book

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  • Richard f.
  • 04-03-18

Great Book. Strange Reading

Truly a unique story. I have one issue though. It's a story of kids in America read by man with such a strong British accent that sometimes I have to relisten to a part to figure out what he said. When Lucian says "sunset Boulevard" I almost had to stop reading because the way it was pronounced was so foriegn I had to wonder if he reader was actually trying to make it sound funny. "Boo Lee Vard." "Booly Vard"

Also his voice is very unique. He has a wisperly sleepy voice. He would be great a romances but he can't really do the strong emotions such as panic or anger. His voice makes them sound weaker almost cute.

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  • Joshua
  • 27-11-17

couldn't finish

The idea of the powers is cool but there were a few problems I just couldnt overlook.

This dude can literally create black wholes; focal points of gravitational pull and pocket dimensions. and your telling me that he has to hide and cower 24/7. Sure when he was like 8 ok and hes still only 13 but he literally could have walked up to those two dirty cops that took his mom created a black hole inside theirs skulls and then subsequently disposed of the bodies into another dimension. Quite frankly there,s not a whole hell of a lot that coulda stopped this kid. But your telling me he spends a stupid amount of time trying to get into some school that is without question some crazy experimental shady as hell place that he also spent his life trying to avoid so he can learn how to fight with his powers....that he cant use... nor can anyone train him on............jesus -_- ...

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  • Danny
  • 20-11-17

I liked it

I enjoy the story but it does skip over a part at the end there.

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  • aaron haar
  • 01-12-17

Good book

Fairly well written. The performance was great, though chapter 89 was just a repeat of 88 literally. Towards the end Star Child magically gains more power / change of power to let him easily fix the problem. The ending just felt like it was rushed and not fully thought out at times.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful